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Our collection of experiences will mainly correspond
to the core areas we have chosen as a structure. 

1. The Idea

· What was the Idea? How did it arise?

· Exactly when in the course of the proceedings did the Idea arise?

· How many people owned the Idea from the beginning?

· What did you do to convince others and to expand ownership?

· How did you choose the words that could describe the Idea to others?

· How did you formulate your goal(s)?

· What did you do to make sure that the Idea could be communicated to the public?

· When did you start?


 
2. Alliances


· How did you build your alliances with other players with a view to realising the whole or parts of the idea?

· What was the basis for selecting alliance partners?

· Were others given the opportunity to provide input and thus influence the Idea, the goals or the procedure?

· What provisions did you put in place for regular updating alliance partners?

· What was the common platform you built the alliance on? What did you agree to disagree about?

· How did you safeguard the Idea against being watered down or appropriated by others?

· Did you agree on how far you were going to conduct the battle and on the instruments you were going to use?

· Was the alliance recognised as a player in the matter in question?



3. Opposition


· Who was your opponent?

· What resources/alliances were available to the opponent?

· How long had the opponent carried out his planning?

· What did you regard as your opponent’s strongest card?

· Was there a public debate on the matter?

· Where did you see an opportunity to draw attention to the opposition during the decision process?

· What instruments did the opponent use to succeed in the matter in question?

· Were you heard? Did you get the chance to present alternatives?


 
4. Financial realism

 
· What did you do to procure funds for the action?

· What did you do to avoid spending too much?

· How did you organise the financial work?

· Who were your financial supporters? What convinced them, what were their motives?


 
5. Structure and strategy


· How did you work? How did you share the various tasks?

· What did you do to ensure that you were continuously updated on the development/procedure of the matter?

· How did you gain access to key politicians and the decision process?

· What did you know about the adversary/opponents?

· How did you get hold of documentation?

· What did you do to gain admittance to the media and to maintain media pressure?

· What did you do to take the opponents by surprise?

· What methods did you use in the battle? What methods functioned well/badly?

· How was the action led? Were the leaders elected? What legitimacy did they have?
 

 

6. Alibi and motives

· What did you do to safeguard the action against mixing idealistic and personal motives?

· How did you avoid inappropriate commitments?

· What did you do to gain a position as a legitimate player?

· What was the action’s credibility based on?
 

 
7. Expertise
 

· Did you mobilise external counter-expertise? How did you procure counter-expertise?

· What type of expertise did you choose to refer to/use as a support?

· Did you manage to undermine the basis of the adversary’s case?
  In this event, what was decisive?

· Did you use counter-expertise secretly or were your experts also subjects of attention from the media?

· How much of your resources did you employ on documentation, statements of disagreement etc?


 

8. Room for change

· Was it possible for the politicians/opponents to change their minds during the decision process?

· How did you take advantage of these possibilities?

· Were there openings for negotiation? On what basis could it have been possible to negotiate?

· Did negotiations take place?

· What did you do to leave your opponents as much room as possible to change their minds?

· Did the matter involve prestige? When did prestige arise and what was decisive?


   
9. Staying power


· What did you do to maintain enthusiasm?

· How did you cope with defeat during the process?

· Did you manage to monitor the entire process and present the Idea in all critical phases? If not, why not?


 
10. Last lap

 
· How did you plan the decisive attack on the adversary?
 
· What did you regard as the decisive moment?
 
· Did it turn out as you had imagined?

· Did you end the action when all lawful means had been used? Why?

· Did the action move on to civil disobedience? In this event, what do you think formed the basis of civil disobedience?

· What was the outcome – triumph, part-triumph or loss?

· Why was the action appropriate and important – regardless of the outcome?


 

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